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Karl Saarni in In the Shadow of the Stars

In the Shadow of the Stars

1991 NR

Winner of the 1991 Oscar for Best Documentary, this film from directors Allie Light and Irving Saraf offers a fascinating glimpse into the esoteric world of a professional opera company. In this revealing portrait of artists fiercely dedicated to their craft, passion, ego and ambition all come into play for the 11 members of the San Francisco Opera interviewed for the film. Performance footage rounds out this compelling look at showbiz life.